IT Management Linux News for Aug 28, 2009
Technology's Reach and Security's Grasp (Aug 28, 2009, 23:03)
Standards Blog: "Modern society harbors many
bad habits. One is its penchant for enthusiastically embracing the
benefits of new technologies before considering their less
desirable side effects."
Attack on WPA refined (Aug 28, 2009, 21:33)
The H Online: "First introduced in November
2008, a method for cracking the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
encryption standard has been refined by Japanese researchers. The
attack now works with any implementation and requires far less time
Windows Loses Money, Linux Nears the $1 Billion Mark (Aug 28, 2009, 20:33)
Softpedia: "While Windows client revenue has
let the Redmond company suffering in the 2009 fiscal year,
producing three quarters inferior when compared to FY2008, Linux
revenue continues to grow and is right on track of making the
open-source OS a $1 billion a year business."
Google's EPUB Embrace Challenges Kindle (Aug 28, 2009, 19:33)
InternetNews: "Google's backing of the open
standard EPUB earlier this week for its one million free,
public-domain digital books is accelerating EPUB as the e-reader
industry standard. In doing so, analysts say this leaves
front-runner Amazon's Kindle, with it uses proprietary technology,
out of the loop"
Novell: Linux Up, Security Down (Aug 28, 2009, 16:03)
The VAR Guy: "Linux Platform Products revenue
jumped 22 percent to $38 million for the quarter. Impressive. And
The VAR Guy thinks Novell is finally on the right track with SUSE
First WEP, Now WPA Encryption Falls (Aug 28, 2009, 07:03)
InternetNews: "...to be secure, wireless
networks should use the more powerful protocol called Wi-Fi
Protected Access, or WPA. Now security experts say they've proven
that WPA can be breached just as easily."
Eating, Smashing, and Mixing (Aug 28, 2009, 03:03)
Linux Magazine: "The acquisition of Sun by
Oracle raises many questions and recalls some past
Australian State Rolls Out Windows Netbooks but Adds FOSS (Aug 28, 2009, 01:33)
Computerworld: "The 267,000 Windows 7 based
netbooks that the NSW Government has started rolling out to high
schools will come pre-installed with open source software."